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showers of "shooting stars"

12 August 2006 A display of celestial fireworks is expected tonight and in the early hours of tomorrow as showers of "shooting stars" light up the night sky. Astronomers are predicting that between 80 and 100 vibrant streaks of light an hour should be visible from the ground, even for observers who do not have binoculars or telescopes.
Independent Online Edition Science & Technology